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BBC 540ci Stage 1 Engine - 1,300hp

SME Big Block Chevy 540ci Procharged/Turbocharged Engines - Up To 1,400hp

Looking for good reliable horsepower? This is a tried and true combination makes good power while remaining very street friendly. The clean and simple design allows for easy installation in any car or truck. Just a few wires and fuel line are all that you'll need to get this engine running. This package comes standard with Procharger F-2 Blower in either Serpentine or Cog Drive. We also offer this engine Turbo charged, please give us a call for details.

This engine is available with a blow-through carb, or your choice of FuelTech or Holley EFI systems.  We offer a variety of upgrade options - such as billet intake manifold, billet valve covers, complete fuel system, and a complete serpentine belt-driven accessory system created by STEVE MORRIS ENGINES!

SME Machining: 

  • Squared and Surfaced Deck
  • Align Honed Bearing Journals
  • Torque Plate Honed Cylinders
  • All bearings are measured and selected for proper clearances
  • Each Piston Ring will be measured and cut for proper Ring Gap in the cylinder


  • Dart M Block - 
    • 4.500" Bore
    • 9.800" Standard Deck Height
    • ARP Main Studs
  • SME Crankshaft Forged 4130 - SME Balanced
    • 4.250" Stroke 
  • SME 6.385" Forged H-Beam 7/16 L19 Connecting Rods
  • 4.500" Competition Series Pistons
  • Total Seal Rings
  • Dart Pro1 345cc Cylinder Heads
  • SME Dual Valve Springs
  • SME Stainless Valves
  • SME Camshaft Hydraulic Roller
  • Melling High Volume Oil Pump
  • ProCharger F2 Supercharger (Turbo version available)
  • Your choice of EFI system or blow-through carb
  • SME Custom Valve Covers
  • SME Dyno Tune

Looking for a Turbo version of this engine? Please contact us to discuss the different options.

Billet Intake Upgrade

You can also upgrade your engine to a Billet Intake. This upgrade would include Multiport EFI, Coil Near Plug, Hall Effect Crank Sensor, and Wilson Mechanical Throttle Body. These Intakes come in a variety of colors.

This complete upgrade is $6,800 with the purchase of a Stage 1 Engine Package.

Serpentine Accessory Drive

For those who drive on the street, we offer a Serpentine Accessory Bracket and Accessory Kit. This kit includes Alternator, Power Steering, A/C Compressor, and Water Pump. These SME Brackets allow clearance for a Forward Facing Throttle Body and charge pipe.

This complete package starts at $2,500.00 with options of Satin, Polish, or a Black Finish

Complete Engine Starting $36,995

Looking for parts to build your BBC Engine? Click the link to purchased same parts used in this engine

BBC Engine Parts